Monotype Guild of New England

 

MONOTYPE GUILD OF NEW ENGLAND: An Organization Dedicated to the Art of the Unique Print

Upcoming Events/Activities

Recent Events/Activities

Falmouth Annual Members Show
Falmouth Art Center
June 12 – July 7, 2014
Falmouth, MA


Juried MGNE Members' Exhibition: On the Edge
Fitchburg Art Museum
April 2 - 28, 2014
Fitchburg, MA


Pop-Up Student Show: Pushing Boundaries
Hyde Park Open Studios
September 25 - November 2, 2013
Hyde Park, MA


Juried MGNE Members' Show of Small Works: Close Observations
September 25 to November 2, 2013
The Whistler House Museum,
Lowell, MA


Unique Impressions III MGNE Members' Annual Exhibition
at the Zullo Gallery in Medfield
May 11-June 23, 2013



MGNE's 3rd National Exhibition
of Monotypes & Monoprints

Barrington Center for the Arts
Gordon College
Wenham, MA
February 23 - April 6, 2013

Small Works
Munroe Center for the Arts
Lexington, MA
September 15-October 28, 2012


2012 Annual Meeting &
Members' Exhibition

Falmouth Arts Center
Falmouth, MA
March 1-31, 2012

monoTYPE: The Literate Print
Kimball Jenkins Estate
Concord, NH
March 1-31, 2012


Art of the Unique Print
Paul Mellon Arts Center
Wallingford, CT



2011 Annual Meeting
and Members' Exhibition

Belmont Media Center
Belmont, MA

Flamouth Art Center
EXPRESSIONS EXHIBIT
Zullo Gallery Center for the Arts
Medfield, MA

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NATIONAL SHOW 2010
Fitchburg Art Museum
Fitchburg, MA

Unique Impressions: MGNE Celebrates 25 Years
Falmouth Art Center
Falmouth, MA

2010 Annual Meeting and
Members’ Exhibit

Falmouth, MA

Unlimited Vision Exhibition
Endicott College, 2009

2009 Annual Meeting and
Members' Exhibition

Plymouth, MA

Boston Public Library
accepts Coming of Age
Portfolio, 2009

Endless Possibilities
Lynn Arts, Lynn, MA, 2009

National Juried Exhibit
Attleboro Arts Museum, 2008

The Constructed Mark
Workshop, 2008

Different Voices
Kingston, RI, 2008

 

View MGNE's
Full Exhibition Resume

THE CONSTRUCTED MARK

A Workshop With Ron Pokrasso (August 11-15, 2008)

    

"I felt empowered!" That was the remark I heard most often when I stopped in the print shop and wood shop at Cape Cod Community College at the end of the last day of Ron Pokrasso's workshop when the artists spoke about their work and their experiences over the course of the five days.

Other remarks I heard reflected the same enthusiasm:
   “This workshop really went beyond my expectations.”
   "He does push you to new horizons.”
   “I've touched upon a lot of things that will free me.”
   “I really enjoyed the construction part!”
   “I learned how to build…. I wanted to combine my found objects with my prints.”
   “This was a jump start for me.”
   “I've digested and learned something every time I've taken a workshop with Ron.”

And comments from Ron to the artists:
   “The energy on Wednesday was just amazing! I'm going to rename this workshop ‘Women with Hammers'!"
   “I have a sign in my studio ‘Battleground vs. Playground'. It's gotta be both."
   “This piece works because it's so fresh."
   “The possibilities are endless. There are no perfect answers, just commit yourself.”

The work I saw was amazing. The workshop participants focused on ways to transform their monotypes and works on paper to panels that can then be handled as paintings, collage, and assemblages. Various forms of printmaking set the stage for images in the first two days. Then, using woodworking tools, wood panels, and hollow core doors, participants learned how to construct their own substrates for furthering their compositions. Collage played a major role and the various uses of acrylic sealers and glues was demonstrated. This workshop most certainly encouraged participants to experiment, using what works, and taking it to the next level to create intriguing, interesting and complex compositions! -- Susan Denniston


      

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